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WWU Small Business Development Center Poulsbo, WA, USA
Aug 09, 2019
Full time
About the University: Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The main campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings. About the Department: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program is designed to provide high quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs in order to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement. The Small Business Development Center supports Western’s mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.  About the Position: The Kitsap County Small Business Development Center, Certified Business Advisor (CBA) provides one-on-one counseling / technical assistance to business owners on financial analysis, financing, business plans, marketing, personnel issues, management and other business issues at Kitsap County’ Small Business Development Center located in the Kitsap Regional Library – Poulsbo. This position provides technical assistance to specialized markets, including rural entrepreneurs, startup businesses and second stage businesses. The CBA is expected to implement business outreach program independently and autonomously; make decisions as to client mix, marketing outreach efforts, client counseling, schedule and direction of specialty area; assess client needs and determine best options or resources to help client achieve solutions.  This position supports the SBDC Director in coordinating the resources of the federal, state, and local governments with the resources of the University and the non-profit and private sectors to promote growth, expansions, innovation, increased productivity, and management improvement in small businesses and prospective small businesses in the region. Position Responsibilities: Business Advising Provide technical assistance to clients in areas of business that include but are not limited to the development of business plans, management issues, marketing, organizational structure, and financial analyses. Manage and submit client activity reports in specified formats and timelines. Monitor and measure key performance indicators and meet deliverables. Attend weekly one-on-one meetings with director, as well as participate in monthly WSBDC network regional and state conference calls and meetings. Client Research and Educational Opportunities Conduct, review and disseminate research. Identify and stay updated on business research resources including websites, library resources, databases and other relevant business resources. Conduct research as needed for clients using advanced Internet searches, library resources, databases and the SBDCnet research center tools. Develop, coordinate and conduct seminars and training programs to support specialized program needs Develop, implement and maintain referral capability and working relationships with representatives from other businesses, agencies and organizations Master’s degree in business or in a related or technical field plus three years of experience related to business development or management OR a Bachelor’s degree in business or related technical field plus five years of experience related to business development or management Small business ownership and/or management or product development experience Demonstrated proficiency in financial analysis – especially as related to small businesses. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including multicultural experience and cross-cultural communication skills. Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Outlook Communication skills that demonstrate the ability to correctly diagnose and effectively transform an often ill-defined problem and apply information, resources and processes to create a workable and usable solution. Ability to obtain or possession of Washington State Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) Business Advisor certification. (Certification must be obtained within 6 months of start date and maintained thereafter.) Preferred Qualifications: Washington Small Business Development Center Certified Business Advisor designation Experience establishing relationships in a local economic development, community, or business context. Experience advising small businesses Self-starter with experience working in unique team environments with multiple funding partners or stakeholders Master’s degree in business or in a related or technical field Salary:   Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Includes a full benefits package. Application Instructions: A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications, including your demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including multicultural experience and cross-cultural communication skills. Please include the names and contact information of three professional references. Closing Date Notes:   Application review begins September 1, 2019; position is open until filled.
The Mockingbird Society Seattle, WA, USA
Jul 31, 2019
Full time
The Mockingbird Society is a non-partisan advocacy organization focused on transforming foster care and ending youth homelessness. We do this by creating, supporting, and advocating for racially equitable, healthy environments that develop youth and young adults at risk of or experiencing foster care or homelessness. Our efforts are rooted in and guided by the voices of the communities we serve and those with lived experience in the systems we are trying to change. Ultimately, we want each and every young person, regardless of race and individual experience, to reach adulthood with an equitable opportunity to thrive. POSITION SUMMARY   A tenet central to Mockingbird is that young people with lived experience must have a place at policy-making tables. Not only because these issues deeply affect them, and those coming behind them, but because harnessing their expertise gained from lived experience gives authenticity and power to the discussion. They are in the best position to know what policies didn’t work and how to improve them. Mockingbird’s advocacy is, therefore, grounded in the voices of young people who have experienced foster care or homelessness. It is from this lens, that the Director of Youth Programs will have the opportunity to impact directly the lives of each young person who we employ and each that participates in our programming in addition to   indirectly improving the lives of the thousands who benefit from the policies we advance. The Director will have significant responsibility in ensuring that Mockingbird’s innovative approach to youth development and policy reform continues to shape, and ultimately, fundamentally transforms how our state delivers foster care and provides services to young people experiencing homelessness. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Youth Programs is responsible for the development, oversight, and supervision of The Mockingbird Society’s Youth Programs, including six statewide Youth Network chapters and a Youth Advocates Ending Homelessness (YAEH) chapter.  As a member of the leadership team, the Director will develop the vision for continually improving how the agency partners with young people and helps them develop as leaders and advocates in service of transforming foster care and ending youth homelessness.  The Director will lead ongoing program improvement efforts and develop new programs as strategic opportunities arise. The Director represents the agency in partnerships with a variety of statewide partners and stakeholders who support our work.  The Director is responsible for providing or coordinating effective supervision for all staff in the department, including: two Program Managers, two full-time Engagement Coordinators, three part-time Engagement Coordinators, five part-time Youth Network Representatives, and fourteen part-time Chapter Leaders. The Director develops and implements a professional development plan to ensure that staff are actively engaged in training that supports them in working effectively with young people and meeting their annual performance targets. The Director will lead program evaluation efforts, make data-informed management and program improvement decisions, and ensure programmatic continuity and fidelity. A key responsibility is to ensure a consistently safe and inclusive program environment for all participants and staff.  This successful candidate will have a deep commitment and passion for the welfare of youth experiencing foster care, along with relevant lived experience, credibility, and proven effectiveness in supporting young people who have experienced trauma, and will have exceptional skills in leading, mentoring and managing a team, as well as in staff development and youth development.  The candidate will also exhibit a personal and demonstrated commitment to equity and anti-oppression practices in their previous work or community-based experiences. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES  Program Development and Delivery In partnership with and under the direction of the Executive Director, develop and implement strategies for transforming foster care and ending youth homelessness in Washington State. Oversee, in collaboration with Public Policy & Advocacy Program staff, the development and execution of two major advocacy events per year (Youth Leadership Summit and Youth Advocacy Day). Oversee seven statewide Mockingbird Youth Network chapters and the implementation of the chapters’ annual Advocacy Cycle activities. Oversee quarterly publication of The Mockingbird Times, a youth-driven newspaper addressing issues relating to youth homelessness and foster care. In collaboration with the Development Department and the Grants Manager, ensure consistent, accurate, comprehensive and high-quality data collection, program evaluation, and program reporting. Program Management and Team Development Serve on the organization’s senior leadership team and help guide organizational strategy. Lead, mentor and ensure ongoing effective professional development of Youth Programs staff, including youth and young adult staff. Maintain accountability among team members, including youth and young adult team members, by modeling tight oversight of individual and organization performance standards. Provide direct supervision for two Program Managers, and overall oversight and direction for Youth Program Engagement Coordinators, Network Representatives, and Chapter Leaders. In partnership with the Director of Finance & Administration, develop and monitor the Youth Programs budget. Produce internal program reports for staff and board, as necessary. Assist Development Department with creating content for Youth Programs proposals and provide assistance on producing funder reports. Effectively manage Youth Programs contracts, ensuring adherence to all regulation and contract stipulations. Implement project plans and tracking systems as needed to achieve programmatic goals. Develop, implement and administer evaluation and reporting tools that align with the program’s data and evaluation plan, and support the policy and development needs of the organization. Work with Youth Programs staff to develop objective performance measurements to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for all employees and contractors. External Relations Develop and maintain key strategic partnerships, including with partner agencies that host program activities and staff across the state. Facilitate public presentations, workshops, and civic engagement events. Develop new partnerships and resources to amplify program impact. When appropriate opportunities arise, participate in national and regional committees, meetings and workshops. QUALIFICATIONS Experience with, and/or commitment to having, race equity, social justice, and LGBTQ/cultural competence be a workplace priority. 5-10 years of experience with and deep knowledge of the issues and obstacles faced by youths and families involved in the child welfare, juvenile justice, homeless, and other macro-systems is preferred. Understanding of, and commitment to, youth/adult partnership philosophy. Strong and consistent leadership; ability to create effective work teams, be an effective mentor and coach, listen and provide constructive feedback, manage projects, delegate responsibilities, monitor and continuously improve team performance, and maintain effective and positive relationships with colleagues. Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in strategic program design and program evaluation. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills; ability to maintain a positive, professional, and service-oriented demeanor toward a variety of donors, funders, sponsors and other partners and stakeholders. Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences; strong presentation and training skills. Ability to meet competing deadlines and balance priorities. Ability to uphold confidentiality policy as it relates to sensitive information about families, young people, and organizations. Master of Social Work or related degree (MPA, MPH, etc), or a comparable combination of education and experience, is preferred. Proficient in MS Excel and Word Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). OTHER REQUIREMENTS Ability to perform physically; exerting 50 pounds of force occasionally and 10 pounds frequently. Upon date of hire, must be able to pass a Washington State and national criminal history check. Must have valid driver’s license, appropriate insurance and access to a vehicle or source of transportation for regular business use throughout Washington. Available to work some evenings and weekends, with occasional statewide and national travel. EMPLOYMENT POLICY The Mockingbird Society is an Equal Opportunity employer. Employment is based upon individual qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disabilities, political ideology, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status. We welcome all applicants, especially individuals with experience as foster care providers, alumni of foster care, and those who have experienced youth homelessness.   COMPENSATION The approved salary range for this position is between $65,000 and $80,000, depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include medical/dental insurance, generous vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, Employee Assistance Program, and a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with employer match. HOW TO APPLY Send resume and letter of interest with “Director of Youth Programs” in the subject line. The Mockingbird Society is committed to actively creating racial equity and eliminating the impact of intersectionality by embodying the changes we want to see in our work.  Applicants are required to include a statement regarding how they would support and further this goal in their letter of interest . Position is open until filled; priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 23, 2019 .  Due to our desire to most effectively use our time in service to our mission, we ask that prospective candidates follow the instructions above; no calls, please.
Puget Sound Educational Service District 800 Oakesdale Avenue Southwest, Renton, WA, USA
Jul 25, 2019
Full time
The Puget Sound Educational Service District seeks a Conference Center Coordinator to provide technical and AV support of our Conference Center.  The candidate must be familiar with conference center equipment and AV equipment, working knowledge of personal computers and software and have exceptional customer service abilities.    The Training & Conference Center is the ideal location for meetings, seminars and special events.  The main conference center features three rooms that can be combined into one larger room, seating 36 to more than 200. Tables and chairs can be configured into any arrangement. Most rooms offer natural daylight (with blackout shades), air conditioning, adjustable lighting, soundproof walls, wireless internet connectivity, and video-conferencing capabilities.   PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts, charter schools, and state-approved private schools in Washington. Educational Service Districts, created by the legislature, are an essential regional delivery system for early learning and K-12 services in the state. PSESD is committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education.   Minimum Qualifications AA degree in job-related field (High School Diploma/GED equivalency and progressively responsible job-related work experience may substitute for AA degree) Technical knowledge of audio, video and general audiovisual equipment and techniques. Preferred Qualifications (Cover letter should specifically address any experience meeting the preferred qualifications) Strong multi-tasking skills and exemplary customer service skills to staff, customers and clients Familiarity with Conference Center Equipment and A.V. Equipment Facility Room Set-Up Experience Proactive mindset to anticipate industry trends and support changes Videoconference Equipment Experience Facility Scheduling Software Experience Working Knowledge of Computers and Software for Presentations   Puget Sound ESD is committed to having a diverse workforce, and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.   This is a full-time, year ’round position, based in Renton. The anticipated salary range for this position is $51,262 to $59,448 /year (Band D) .  Candidate offers consider experience, qualifications and internal equity. Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by Sunday, August 4, 2019 . For more information to apply for this position, visit our Careers page at .  We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. We offer comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, and vision; Washington State Department of Retirement System with current employer contribution at over 10%; employer paid life insurance; optional life insurance options; generous and flexible paid time off (24 days of paid annual leave, 12 days of paid sick leave, and 11 paid holidays per year); Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan; subsidized ORCA card; and free parking.